The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
UK
Rank 528 529 496
Rank change year-on-year +1 -33  
Contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) 81 112 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 1.01% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 82 79
Median daily rate £390 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £381 £338
% change year-on-year -8.19% +12.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.42% +46.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £34.05 £18.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £60.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £58.75 £44.75
% change year-on-year -40.42% +31.28%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware Certified Professional (VCP) in the UK

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 77 £380 +1.33% 36
London +55 41 £435 +30.82% 17
South East -2 19 £350 -11.39% 11
Milton Keynes +1 7 £350 -17.64% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 7 £350 -17.64% 3
City of London - 6 £395 - 3
Hampshire +7 5 £275 -31.25% 3
East Midlands +4 5 £204 -18.50%
Scotland +20 4 £463 +10.77% 2
West Midlands +14 4 £368 -30.00% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £463 -
Berkshire +11 3 £385 +5.47% 1
South West -6 3 £275 -26.66%
North West +22 2 £288 +9.52% 6
Manchester +14 2 £288 +32.18% 1
Slough +5 2 £385 +9.21%
Winchester +5 2 £500 +25.00%
Middlesex +4 2 - -
West Sussex +3 2 - - 1
Birmingham +1 2 £368 -38.75%
Northamptonshire -2 2 £204 -18.50%
East of England -7 2 £375 +15.38%
Wiltshire -7 2 £288 -23.33%
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Lincoln - 2 - -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +8 1 - - 1
Leeds +7 1 - - 1

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware Certified Professional (VCP) also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for VMware Certified Professional (VCP).

1 173 (100.00%) VMware
2 121 (69.94%) Windows
3 113 (65.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 94 (54.34%) Microsoft
5 83 (47.98%) Active Directory
6 79 (45.66%) Windows Server
7 76 (43.93%) ITIL
7 76 (43.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 67 (38.73%) vSphere
9 64 (36.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (35.84%) PowerShell
11 56 (32.37%) Linux
12 53 (30.64%) MCSE
13 50 (28.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 49 (28.32%) SAN
15 48 (27.75%) Cisco
16 44 (25.43%) Data Centre
17 41 (23.70%) Firewall
18 39 (22.54%) DNS
18 39 (22.54%) Security Cleared
19 36 (20.81%) MS Excel
19 36 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
20 35 (20.23%) Citrix
21 33 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 32 (18.50%) SC Cleared
22 32 (18.50%) vRealize
22 32 (18.50%) SQL Server
23 31 (17.92%) EMC
23 31 (17.92%) Red Hat
24 29 (16.76%) DHCP

VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (12.72%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.09%) IIS
3 11 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.20%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.89%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.73%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.58%) Apache
9 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) SAS
9 1 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (20.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.20%) MS Office
3 2 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 21 (12.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.09%) Office 365
3 13 (7.51%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.47%) PaaS
5 5 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.89%) IaaS
6 3 (1.73%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (28.32%) SAN
2 41 (23.70%) Firewall
3 39 (22.54%) DNS
4 29 (16.76%) DHCP
5 25 (14.45%) WAN
6 22 (12.72%) LAN
6 22 (12.72%) NAS
7 15 (8.67%) VSAN
8 12 (6.94%) TCP/IP
9 10 (5.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (5.20%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (4.05%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (4.05%) VPN
12 6 (3.47%) Skype
12 6 (3.47%) VXLAN
13 5 (2.89%) VoIP
14 4 (2.31%) Network Security
14 4 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (2.31%) VLAN
15 3 (1.73%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.50%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.58%) MySQL
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.16%) MSI
3 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 17 (9.83%) Finance
2 8 (4.62%) Law
3 7 (4.05%) Back Office
4 6 (3.47%) Legal
5 3 (1.73%) Games
5 3 (1.73%) Retail
6 2 (1.16%) Local Government
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.58%) Marketing
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (18.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (13.87%) VMware Engineer
3 21 (12.14%) Architect
4 17 (9.83%) VMware Specialist
5 14 (8.09%) Analyst
5 14 (8.09%) Consultant
6 11 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (6.36%) Administrator
7 10 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (5.78%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 8 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.62%) VMware Architect
9 7 (4.05%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 7 (4.05%) VMware Consultant
10 6 (3.47%) Cisco Engineer
10 6 (3.47%) VMWare Administrator
10 6 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (2.89%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.73%) RESTful
2 2 (1.16%) J2EE
2 2 (1.16%) Java EE
2 2 (1.16%) Web Services
3 1 (0.58%) .NET
3 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.58%) LAMP
3 1 (0.58%) REST
3 1 (0.58%) SAML
3 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (25.43%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.25%) EMC VNX
3 14 (8.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 13 (7.51%) Clustering
5 7 (4.05%) Replication
6 5 (2.89%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (2.31%) Blackberry
7 4 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.31%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.73%) BYOD
8 3 (1.73%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.73%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.73%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.73%) Symmetrix
9 2 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.16%) EPoS
9 2 (1.16%) PKI
9 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (69.94%) Windows
2 79 (45.66%) Windows Server
3 64 (36.99%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (32.37%) Linux
5 50 (28.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (15.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (9.25%) CentOS
9 9 (5.20%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.47%) Unix
10 6 (3.47%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.31%) Solaris
12 3 (1.73%) Android
12 3 (1.73%) SUSE
12 3 (1.73%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.73%) Windows NT
13 2 (1.16%) HPUX
13 2 (1.16%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.16%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (43.93%) ITIL
2 28 (16.18%) Migration
3 23 (13.29%) Change Management
4 21 (12.14%) Service Management
5 14 (8.09%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.36%) ITIL V3
8 10 (5.78%) Capacity Management
8 10 (5.78%) DevOps
9 9 (5.20%) Converged Infrastructure
10 8 (4.62%) ITIL V2
10 8 (4.62%) ITSM
10 8 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 8 (4.62%) Virtual Environments
11 7 (4.05%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.47%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.47%) Network Management
12 6 (3.47%) Project Management
12 6 (3.47%) TOGAF
13 5 (2.89%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 62 (35.84%) PowerShell
2 24 (13.87%) SQL
3 7 (4.05%) Python
4 6 (3.47%) C#
5 4 (2.31%) Java
6 3 (1.73%) C
6 3 (1.73%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.73%) VBScript
7 2 (1.16%) VB
8 1 (0.58%) Perl
8 1 (0.58%) PHP
8 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.58%) R
8 1 (0.58%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 76 (43.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (30.64%) MCSE
3 39 (22.54%) Security Cleared
4 36 (20.81%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (18.50%) SC Cleared
6 21 (12.14%) CCNA
7 16 (9.25%) CCNP
7 16 (9.25%) Citrix Certification
7 16 (9.25%) MCP
8 14 (8.09%) VCAP
9 13 (7.51%) MCSA
10 12 (6.94%) VCP6
11 11 (6.36%) MCITP
12 6 (3.47%) CCA
12 6 (3.47%) DV Cleared
13 5 (2.89%) Degree
13 5 (2.89%) RHCE
13 5 (2.89%) VCP5
14 4 (2.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.73%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.16%) QA
4 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.58%) GCP
System Software
1 113 (65.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (47.98%) Active Directory
3 67 (38.73%) vSphere
4 29 (16.76%) Hyper-V
5 24 (13.87%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (13.29%) VMware ESX
7 14 (8.09%) Docker
7 14 (8.09%) XenApp
8 13 (7.51%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (6.36%) vCloud
10 9 (5.20%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (5.20%) XenDesktop
11 8 (4.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (4.05%) ISA Server
12 7 (4.05%) UAG
12 7 (4.05%) VMware Server
13 6 (3.47%) Terminal Server
14 5 (2.89%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
16 3 (1.73%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 32 (18.50%) vRealize
2 26 (15.03%) SCCM
3 24 (13.87%) PowerCLI
4 13 (7.51%) NetBackup
4 13 (7.51%) SCOM
5 12 (6.94%) Puppet
6 9 (5.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (4.62%) vMotion
7 8 (4.62%) WMI
8 7 (4.05%) Ansible
9 6 (3.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (2.89%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (1.73%) Backup Exec
12 3 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
13 2 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (1.16%) WSUS
14 1 (0.58%) DameWare
Vendors
1 173 (100.00%) VMware
2 94 (54.34%) Microsoft
3 48 (27.75%) Cisco
4 35 (20.23%) Citrix
5 31 (17.92%) EMC
5 31 (17.92%) Red Hat
6 23 (13.29%) HP
7 15 (8.67%) NetApp
8 12 (6.94%) 3PAR
9 9 (5.20%) Intel Security
9 9 (5.20%) Symantec
10 7 (4.05%) Brocade
10 7 (4.05%) Forcepoint
10 7 (4.05%) SolarWinds
11 6 (3.47%) Apple
11 6 (3.47%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.47%) Intel
11 6 (3.47%) Lumension
11 6 (3.47%) Splunk
12 5 (2.89%) Remedy
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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